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Youth Program Coordinator - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0008)

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Minimum Salary: $4,920.51 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,789.81 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Recreation Program Coordinator works within a city-staff team to provide traditional and alternative sports, fitness programs and youth and family-related events throughout Bellevue. The Recreation Program Coordinator (Youth Program Coordinator) primarily serves children, youth and teens and offers children their first introduction to team and individual sports and fitness skills.  Programs and services include leagues, clinics, events, and camps.  Programs and services are offered for pre-school children throughout the day and for school age children during non-school hours - after-school, weekends and school breaks. 

  • Develops, plans, promotes, implements and evaluates a wide range of traditional and non-traditional youth sports and fitness programs and youth and family-related events.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers, program staff, instructors and contractors involved in programs.
  • Customer Service support including greeting and registering customers for programs (in person and on the phone)
  • Monitors program and/or facility budgets, tracks revenue and expenditures; assists in writing and monitoring grants, prepares, funding requests and miscellaneous proposals.
  • Works with program supervisor and team to develop marketing strategies and promotional materials.
  • Drafts memos, briefs, contracts, coaches training manuals, sports clinic and league lesson plans, event plans, class and camp curriculums, and other correspondence as needed.
  • Interacts with other service providers, sponsors, program partners and City personnel on identified projects and programs.



  • Works under the general supervision of the Community Services Supervisor
  • Exercises supervision over temporary/seasonal employees, volunteers and support staff, as assigned.
  • Requirement to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends according to program and event needs.
  • Provides program and activity support to youth sports and fitness program.
  • Acts as lead staff as necessary for non-school day camps and after-school programs.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in recreation, human services or closely related field(s).
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; knowledge of recreation program and event management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; knowledge of the methods and procedures of budget development and control; knowledge of City regulations, risk management and liability relevant to the program area as well as departmental policies and procedures.
  • Four or more years of progressively responsible related experience in recreation programming or a related area.
  • Knowledge of providing safe program practices.
  • Minimum of four years work experience with children and/or youth programming and hold a strong knowledge of working with youth populations.
  • Ability to relate and work with a broad range of program participants; skilled in conflict resolution and excellent customer service.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures to ambiguous situations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent writing skills to include proper language usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation required.
  • Ability to supervise the work of staff including coordinating, assigning, monitoring and evaluating work; hiring, training, motivating and disciplining staff.
  • Ability to respond and effectively handle program related incidents and emergencies while following city protocol and policies.
  • Ability to analyze and prepare budgets, determine program fees, develop schedules, write reports, procedures manuals and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of databases, spreadsheet, registration and scheduling programs utilized by the City; knowledge of applicable information technology relative to service area.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with partnership organizations.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid/Blood Borne Pathogens/AED. Defensive Driving. Ability to drive a City of Bellevue vehicle including passenger bus.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This is mostly related to participation as a instructor or staff participating in a variety of sports.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office and moderate to loud while involved with programs. Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions, depending on program needs.



This is a full-time, non-union, exempt position.


How To Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Ted Mittelstaedt via email at or at 425.452.4882.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Recreation Program Coordinator      Position ID#: 1212


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004